Affirm Black Women Portrait Series

It started with a creative challenge, then a call to action

Now it’s the most life changing, mind altering, eye opening work I’ve ever undertaken.

I am a white woman living in a country that has never confronted its continued legacy of white supremacy. It’s something I’ve been comfortably ignorant of for far too long. I’m working to change that and this series is a facet of that work.

To quote Malcom X, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” Black women in this country are more likely to die in childbirth, be victims of domestic abuse, live in crushing poverty. Their achievements and contributions are often overlooked and erased from our history.

This series is my education, a way to share and highlight the work of Black women and their words. They are poets, writers, feminists, activists, sex workers, chefs, actors, politicians, and artists. They are extraordinary and the world must know it.

10% of any sale from this series will be donated to Women With a Vision, a New Orleans social justice non-profit created by and for women of color